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PEE Poll: Who THINKS Futurama Will Be Cancelled After Series 7?
Yes it will be cancelled after series 7   -9 (20.5%)
It will be renewed after series 7, but not last much longer   -10 (22.7%)
It will keep getting renewed for a long time   -9 (20.5%)
Unsure   -8 (18.2%)
Jarvio is an idiot   -8 (18.2%)
Total Voters: 44

Lost My Phone

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« Reply #40 on: 09-29-2013 22:58 »
« Last Edit on: 09-29-2013 23:04 »

Oh, yeah. I remember that now.

The said thing is that I just watched BWABB a month and a half ago.

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cartoonlover27

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« Reply #41 on: 10-04-2013 00:35 »

Bender's Big Score, too. Probably for the Nude Beach scene, and Nudar's "sprunger."
Mr Zoidberg

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« Reply #42 on: 10-12-2013 20:21 »

Anyone heard the news that Microsoft's Major Nelson was asked on Reddit about having Futurama as an Xbox One exclusive? He thought it was a brilliant idea and is pitching the idea of new episodes to Microsoft! Read here:
http://www.justpushstart.com/2013/10/futurama-return-xbox-one/
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #43 on: 10-12-2013 20:23 »

I've heard the news. Although it doesn't confirm anything, it still gives me a little more hope that Futurama will someday come back. Let's all keep our fingers crossed!
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« Reply #44 on: 10-13-2013 10:45 »

To be honest, after 7B, I hope Futurama gets cancelled and stays that way. It just felt like it was going downhill to the point where I've stopped watching Futurama altogether.

I'd rather have it cancelled on a somewhat high note, then to lets it drop in quality and become another Simpsons where it was once good and has gone completely downhill with its reputation ruined.
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« Reply #45 on: 10-13-2013 10:59 »


If you've already stopped watching it altogether, why would it bother you if other people wanted to see it renewed and watch it?

Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #46 on: 10-13-2013 12:04 »

[Marge Simpson]
""Call me a killjoy, but I think that because this is not to my taste, no one else should be able to enjoy it!" "
[/Marge Simpson]
wink

But in all fairness:

An "uncancellation" will also block certain TV ressources.
With Futurama around, a potential new Sci Fi comedy show might not be launched ("We already have that Groening show,  we do not need another). With Futurama cancelled, the new show's launch chances are increased.

So -when having stopped watching Futurama- wishing for a new show that has not become unwatchable for you make quite sense.
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« Reply #47 on: 10-13-2013 15:00 »

Not hypothetical-show-that-may-not-even-be-any-good! WHY GOD, WHY?!?!!!! cry
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« Reply #48 on: 10-13-2013 15:06 »

We never even got to see an episode where hypothetical-main-character-that-may-or-may-not-be-at-all-likable became a cop! cry
Beamer

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« Reply #49 on: 10-13-2013 15:33 »

We need to start a petition to un-cancel this hypothetical show IMMEDIATELY!!!
RS 2thou

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« Reply #50 on: 10-14-2013 00:12 »
« Last Edit on: 10-14-2013 00:19 »


If you've already stopped watching it altogether, why would it bother you if other people wanted to see it renewed and watch it?



I've spoken to a couple people who've liked Futurama but generally haven't liked the later episodes, so I'm not the only who thinks that.

But would you want Futurama to become another Simpsons?
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #51 on: 10-14-2013 00:28 »

Legacy-Wise, yes. Horrible Episodes wise, definitely no.
Beamer

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« Reply #52 on: 10-14-2013 06:42 »

Most people I've spoken to can't even tell the difference, though. The CC episodes of Futurama were nowhere near a "new Simpsons" level of terribleness.
RS 2thou

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« Reply #53 on: 10-14-2013 07:18 »

At the end of the I'd rather 100 great episodes then have 200+ of mediocre episodes.
Beamer

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« Reply #54 on: 10-14-2013 07:36 »

As would I, but I still think the writers have more juice in them. I actually enjoyed the CC era.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #55 on: 10-14-2013 09:41 »

Most people I've spoken to can't even tell the difference, though. The CC episodes of Futurama were nowhere near a "new Simpsons" level of terribleness.

Yeah, and I honestly can't tell the difference when going by an episode-by-episode basis.

However, I can see a small quality drop when comparing the overall seasons. It's just that individually, the CC run seems mostly on par with the original, barring a few stinkers.
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« Reply #56 on: 10-14-2013 09:47 »

Let's not forget, the original run had a few stinkers too.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #57 on: 10-14-2013 09:57 »

Let's not forget, the original run had a few stinkers too.

True, but I'd be lying if I said they were even close to the "new stinkers". I'd choose "The Cryonic Woman" and "A Leela of Her Own" over "Saturday Morning Fun Pit" and "Neutopia" any day of the week. Possibly even any day of the year.
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« Reply #58 on: 10-14-2013 10:06 »

I dunno, A Leela of Her Own would still probably be in my bottom 3. Though I think Attack of the Killer Ap was by far the worst effort in the CC run.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #59 on: 10-14-2013 10:16 »

I dunno, A Leela of Her Own would still probably be in my bottom 3.

I used to think that as well, but then I rewatched it and was surprised at the number of times I laughed. It's still got a pretty lame story and it sort of damages the original concept of Blernsball, but more than enough jokes to not make me want to skip it.

That said, it's probably my least-favourite episode of the original run. I actually sort of like "That's Lobstertainment!" and I would have never believed that was one of the least popular episodes had I never come to PEEL.

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« Reply #60 on: 10-14-2013 10:24 »

Yeah, I never understood the hatred for That's Lobstertainment. I mean, it's not special, but it kept me chuckling the whole way through. A Leela of My Own didn't make me laugh once, though (not to mention the aforementioned point about how it destroys the amazing joke of Blernsball).
My Manwich

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« Reply #61 on: 10-14-2013 10:48 »

The hatred is because a lot of people are anti-lobster.  Maybe?
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #62 on: 10-14-2013 10:56 »

I'd say A Leela of Her Own, That's Lobstertainment, Cryonic Woman and Bendin' in the Wind(I haven't seen this one mentioned, am I only one?) are the worst ones from original run. Of course they are not too bad episodes, but they are just worse than others. In the new run the worst episodes are worse than those, but for another reasons, maybe.
My Manwich

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« Reply #63 on: 10-14-2013 11:01 »

I would say that the Cryonic Woman, Bend her, Spanish Fry, and The 30% Iron Chef are the episodes I don't care for.
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« Reply #64 on: 10-14-2013 11:06 »

Bendin' in the Wind(I haven't seen this one mentioned, am I only one?)

I don't think it's held in significant regard one way or the other by most of the community, though it's one of my personal favourites.
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #65 on: 10-14-2013 11:10 »

- "A Leela of her Own" was basically the typical "Homer Simpson Solo Career" plot taken to Futurama. "The Simpsons episode shifted to the other series", so to speak. As Blernsball turned to Baseball-like, the usual "new twist on an existing theme" Futurama should incorporate was missing.

- Lobstertainment's theme of a former star actor -who no longer fits into the modern entertainment industry- was not bad per se. Yet, it was not handled in a very sci fi-y way. Again, the story was not spiced up by a new twist.

 -Cryonic Women had a great start. The "Mad Max" endtime scenario should have been a sci fi classic. Unfortunately, it was handled too underdimensioned by reducing the main characters to Fry, with Michelle and some kids taking turns to push him around.

- Bending in the wind: Well..I liked it smile
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #66 on: 10-14-2013 11:39 »

"Bendin' in the Wind" is an episode I'd clump with the likes of "The Deep South", "The 30% Iron Chef", "A Fishful of Dollars", "Benderama", "Crimes of the Hot", "I Second That Emotion" and "Decision 3012". They seem to be mostly forgotten, but I rarely see people actively dislike them.

I would've also put "Future Stock" there, but I talk about it all the damn time. smile
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« Reply #67 on: 10-14-2013 11:47 »

I remember Future Stock having somewhat of a bad rap when I first signed up here (some people saying the plot felt too Family Guy-ish), but I've always really, really enjoyed it. smile
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #68 on: 10-14-2013 11:49 »

It's probably one of the most-quoted episodes, so I really don't think it's got that much of a bad reputation.

At least now, that is. I have no idea what it was like in 2002 or whatever.
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« Reply #69 on: 10-14-2013 11:54 »

Eh, the general arguments against it were "too much 80's humour" and "the plot isn't specific enough to the Futurama universe" (ie. any animated series could've done it), which I can understand and sort of even agree with, though not to the point where it detracts from the episode at all for me. The rest of it is so damn funny, those points really don't matter all that much.

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« Reply #70 on: 10-14-2013 16:50 »

As someone who got into the series by watching it in broadcast order (sometime in the fall of 2010).
I must say that I never really thought those original run episodes mentioned were significantly weaker. It wasn't until I saw the first few episodes of season 6 that I noticed any difference in quality.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #71 on: 10-14-2013 23:31 »

I think the very worst episode was, by far, "In-A-Gadda-De-Leela". The episode was so damn bad, that it made me reconsider wanting to watch the Comedy Central run, as it convinced me that the new run would be crap (luckily, I was wrong.). As I said in it's review thread, it just felt like it was trying to be unbelievably edgy so that it' get more attention - even though the attention would end up being negative.

My bottom three would without a doubt be...
3.Proposition Infinity
2.Attack of the Killer App
1.In A Gadda De Leela
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« Reply #72 on: 10-15-2013 02:35 »

In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela was terrible, but I don't think it was trying to be edgy for the sake of it. The satire on censorship was just very ill-conceived, but it had enough amusing moments that I would at least rank it higher than Attack of the Killer Ap. But yeah, season 6 had a particularly weak run between Rebirth and Lethal Inspection, which is a shame given that those first few episodes were essentially our first glimpse at the CC era of Futurama, and I think that contributed to the negative opinions held of the CC run as a whole, when really, the season actually picked up greatly after that.

Not sure why Proposition Infinity made your bottom 3, though. I always just thought it was kind of average/insignificant.
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« Reply #73 on: 10-15-2013 02:43 »

It's in the bottom for the same reason 'Gadda' is; It just felt to me like they were trying to get more attention by making an edgy episode about a controversial topic. Plus, it felt to me like it was too much of a current topic for Futurama, even though it was about Robosexuality and not Homosexuality. However, the similarities between the two make it feel too current for my tastes.
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« Reply #74 on: 10-15-2013 03:51 »

Even the Fox run had its share of satire, though - it's all a matter of how well they incorporate it into the show. Gay marriage as robosexuality was fine in my opinion, since robosexuality had already been mentioned on the show and it gave us a nice little character pairing we don't see very often. It still works as a Futurama plot. Unlike Attack of the Killer Ap, where all the references to Apple products and YouTube were so utterly blatant, it was just painful to watch. The eye-phone thing would've been fine as a brief throwaway gag, but it's just not strong enough to mine for an entire episode.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #75 on: 10-15-2013 04:39 »

I didn't mind the episodes' plot, exactly - It did build off of an established idea, and It had a nice pairing, as you said. It was the execution that I think ruined it.  It's true 'Killer App' was way, way less subtle about their modern day references, but just because that one's references were more obvious than this ones, that doesn't mean this one's are completely unnoticeable. Had the similarities between Gay marriage and Robobsexual marriage somehow been toned down, I likely would've enjoyed this one more, in the end. It's not like the jokes were particularly bad; and, like I said, the basic Plot was decent, as well.
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« Reply #76 on: 10-15-2013 08:23 »

I see where you're coming from, but I still don't think it's enough to warrant the episode a place in your bottom 3. Especially not when we have episodes like the Holiday Spectacular and Saturday Morning Fun Pit...
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #77 on: 10-15-2013 23:33 »

Holy crap, how did I completely forget about those?
....Wow, that visit to the Psychiatrist actually did work!
 
Okay, now that I remember that those craploads exist, let me revise my list....
3. Saturgay Mourning Phlegm Spit
2. Holiday Craptacular
1. In-A-Crappy-Damn-Leela
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« Reply #78 on: 10-16-2013 00:55 »

Oh no, look out, Zapp and Amy are getting jiggy with it.  wtf?  eek

I remember that now, It's been forever since I've seen that.

Aww crap, wrong page.  tongue
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« Reply #79 on: 10-16-2013 00:57 »

Oh no, look out, Zapp and Amy are getting jiggy with it.  wtf?  eek

I remember that now, It's been forever since I've seen that.

Aww crap, wrong page.  tongue
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